The Søren Kierkegaard Society






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About the Society

The purpose of Søren Kierkegaard Society (SKS) is to encourage study and discussion of the thought of Søren Kierkegaard in all its dimensions and ramifications, including its sources and influences. Affiliated with both the American Academy of Religion / Society of Biblical Literature (AAR/SBL) and the American Philosophical Association (APA), the Society alternates its annual business meeting between AAR/SBL and APA conventions. The Society encourages scholarship on Kierkegaard at the national and regional meetings of the AAR/SBL and APA through an Executive Committee which includes members of both organizations.

Society Constitution:



President: Sheridan Hough, College of Charleston,

Vice-President: Aaron Simmons, Furman Univeristy,

Secretary-Treasurer:  Carl Hughes, Texas Lutheran University,

AAR Representative:  Mark L. McCreary, Kirkwood Community College,

APA Representative: Eleanor Helms, California Polytechnic University,

SBL Representative: Kyle Roberts, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities,



Membership in the Society is open to all persons who have an interest in Kierkegaard. To join, contact Carl Hughes.
Annual dues: U.S. $20 for faculty; $15 for independent scholars; $10 for students.

Membership form:

For membership payments by Paypal, go to and click on "Send money to anyone who has an email address." Please transfer your payment to the Society's Paypal account at . Please also send a confirmation of your payment to this email, including your mailing address if the Society does not already have it. The annual membership period is now for the calendar year. Payments made late in a given calendar year will be applied to the next year, if you have already paid for the year in which you are making the payment.



The Søren Kierkegaard Society regularly sponsors sessions at the AAR/SBL* annual conference and regional conferences. Traditionally, a Kierkegaard Banquet takes place on the Friday evening of the annual AAR/SBL conference. Kierkegaard sessions are also commonly held at APA** conferences. For more information on meeting times and topics, please visit the organization web sites, listed below.*

In addition to these regular meetings, conferences of Kierkegaard scholars in North America are also held from time to time at other venues, most often at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. Information about SK conferences is collected on a site maintained by John Davenport:

*American Academy of Religion
*Society of Biblical Literature
** American Philosophical Association

The Howard V. and Edna H. Hong Kierkegaard Library at St. Olaf College
"The Kierkegaard Library is a special collection that serves anyone interested in the writings and ideas of Søren Kierkegaard, the 19th-century Danish philosopher, and related thinkers. The collection includes approximately 20,000 book volumes, some of which are a collection of editions matching those owned by Kierkegaard himself. The library also offers collections of periodical articles, newspaper articles, and archival materials related to Kierkegaard studies, the history of the Library, and the biographies of Howard and Edna Hong. Microfilm, videos, DVDs, CDs, and audiotapes are included. Availability of and access to electronic resources are increasing. As a study and publication center, the Library especially welcomes students and scholars with serious interest in Kierkegaard research."


Links to Kierkegaard Materials on the Internet


Maintainer of this web page: Charles K. Bellinger, Brite Divinity School, Fort Worth, TX